News

News about interesting gadgets, gear, mobile technology and lifestyle products.

KeyClip2.0, BAUBAX 2.0 travel jacket, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

This week we are bringing you four currently running crowdfunding campaigns from Kickstarter. This week’s campaigns are for people interested in EDC pocket gear, travel gear, and photography gear. Check out our picks for this week’s notable crowdfunding campaigns. KeyClip Wallet 2.0 – Combine Your Everyday Carry What is it? KeyClip is a minimal wallet …

KeyClip2.0, BAUBAX 2.0 travel jacket, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaignsRead More »

This wireless parking sensor prevents bumps when parking your car

All our cars have rear-view cameras that help with parking, but sometimes you still need a bit more information than the camera can give you.  Two of our cars also have built-in proximity sensors that warn you when you’re getting too close to an obstacle with either the front or rear bumpers, but our daughter’s …

This wireless parking sensor prevents bumps when parking your carRead More »

These are the charging stations you were looking for!

ThinkGeek once again serves up useful gear in a cool form factor.  This Star Wars R2-D2 AC / USB Power Station expands a single US standard Type B wall outlet socket into a charging station for all our mobile gear.  R2 is big and will block the second socket on the wall outlet, but it will provide …

These are the charging stations you were looking for!Read More »

Add USB charging to your wall outlets without needing an electrician

The thingCHARGER Universal Charging Station adds two USB charging ports and a phone/tablet charging station to a wall outlet by simply plugging it into a dual 3-prong outlet.  Both of the 3-prong outlets are still available for other devices, and you can now charge two devices using the two USB ports on the bottom of …

Add USB charging to your wall outlets without needing an electricianRead More »

Expand your control over your iDevices home automation products with the Instant Switch

iDevices recently announced the availability of their new Instant Switch, a wireless remote control switch that connects to your favorite iDevices product.  The Switch is battery powered, so it doesn’t require wiring.  You can mount it directly on the wall with its included 3M Command adhesive strip and faceplate anywhere you’d like an extra control …

Expand your control over your iDevices home automation products with the Instant SwitchRead More »

Essential Phone, new Waterfield wallets, Mission Workshop pants, and more – Weekly roundup

Wow, where did this week go? It’s Saturday, which means it’s time for you to take a quick look through a list of everything that we wrote about this week on The Gadgeteer. We have news, we have reviews, and we have articles about your favorite gadgets. Enjoy! News New 2018 spring colors from Topo …

Essential Phone, new Waterfield wallets, Mission Workshop pants, and more – Weekly roundupRead More »

New 2018 spring colors from Topo Designs to add some fresh style to your carry!

I admit it. I’m a Topo Designs fan boy. They always brings unique &  interesting color combinations to the party, and the Spring lineup is no exception. You’ve got two new Rover Pack color combos in turquoise/clay (shown above) and an olive/khaki combo. They’re also adding a khaki/turquoise color combo to their dopp kit and …

New 2018 spring colors from Topo Designs to add some fresh style to your carry!Read More »

Summer is coming 2.0 – You can’t make pancakes on a grill

Grilling is the traditional outdoor cooking method, but did you know that you can have a griddle in your outdoor kitchen?  Blackstone says that 2018 is the year of griddling, and their line of outdoor griddles will allow you to take your place at the forefront of this movement! Griddles expand the types of foods …

Summer is coming 2.0 – You can’t make pancakes on a grillRead More »

Is your HomePod leaving behind a white ring? Pad & Quill has a solution for that

  Unless you’ve been under a rock the past couple of days you have probably heard that Apples newest product the HomePod has been in the news. However, not for reasons, you may think. Seems like HomePod has been leaving behind a white ring on some wooden surfaces. Don’t worry Pad & Quill, best known for …

Is your HomePod leaving behind a white ring? Pad & Quill has a solution for thatRead More »

The Twelve South SurfacePad is a leather jacket for your iPhone

The SurfacePad for iPhone is a thin, minimal leather cover for your iPhone 7/8, iPhone 7/8 Plus, or iPhone X.  It protects the front and back of your phone from pocket hazards and from getting surface scratches from tables and countertops.  The SurfacePad also serves as a stand to support your iPhone in the horizontal …

The Twelve South SurfacePad is a leather jacket for your iPhoneRead More »

SnapPower has a new easy to install USB wall outlet cover charger

When it comes to easy installs, SnapPower is the master. Remember their GuideLights outlet cover night light that I reviewed in 2014 and their SwitchLight switch plate night light which I reviewed last summer? Well, now they are back with an updated version of their SnapPower USB charger switch plate. The USB Charger 2 has …

SnapPower has a new easy to install USB wall outlet cover chargerRead More »

WaterField introduces the Micro Wallet V2.0

When it was first introduced, the Micro Wallet was sold with WaterField’s Cycling Ride Pouch.  People liked the small wallet but suggested some changes.  WaterField has incorporated some of those suggestions in the Micro Wallet V2.0.  One of the changes was to replace the zipper that just went along the top with one that curves …

WaterField introduces the Micro Wallet V2.0Read More »

Phoozy protects your phone from extreme heat, cold, drops, scratches, and it even floats!

Looking not unlike an astronaut sleeping bag for your phone, Phoozy (cute name) claims to also have space-age powers.  Namely, that “It provides military grade protection from the sun, heat, cold, and shock while also providing float protection.”  It is literally made from materials that are used to protect astronauts from the extreme environments of …

Phoozy protects your phone from extreme heat, cold, drops, scratches, and it even floats!Read More »

Protect your luggage with AirBolt, the first Bluetooth-connected travel lock

With the AirBolt, you won’t need a key nor a combination to unlock your luggage.  AirBolt connects to your mobile device via Bluetooth, so you can lock or unlock it using an app.  You can also track your luggage, sound alarms when your bag is moved past a proximity boundary, or sound an alarm to …

Protect your luggage with AirBolt, the first Bluetooth-connected travel lockRead More »

You’ll always be in uniform with these Star Trek messenger bags

You may not be able to wear your Star Trek uniforms to work, but you can probably carry your gear in one of these Star Trek TNG Uniform Messenger Bags.  This exclusive from ThinkGeek, home of the coolest stuff, is officially licensed.  They are currently only available in Command Red and Sciences Blue. The bags …

You’ll always be in uniform with these Star Trek messenger bagsRead More »